' She reveals how she slept in a separate room after she felt hurt
and upset by what husband Gerry said
' The hours leading up to moment Madeleine was discovered missing
' Why the McCanns left their three children alone in the holiday
Determined: Kate McCann with her daughter Amelie at the
Church of the Sacred Heart
The mother of missing Madeleine McCann has revealed how she angrily
slept in another bedroom the night before her daughter went missing.
Kate McCann said her husband Gerry 'abruptly' left her socialising with
friends while the family was on holiday in Praia De Luiz, Portugal in
She was so upset by the move that she decided to sleep with her
In an extract from her upcoming book, she reveals how Mr McCann said he
was tired and excused himself from a dinner party at about 11.50pm
before returning to the apartment where Madeleine was snatched from her
bed a night later.
Embarrassed and upset that she had been left alone, Mrs McCann followed
her husband a few minutes later and said she found him fast asleep in
the bedroom, snoring.
Hurt by his 'lack of social graces' she chose to sleep in a spare bed in
the same room as her three children, leaving her husband alone.
The revelations came as Mrs McCann attended a church service with her
youngest daughter Amelie, just days before the book is released on May
12 - Madeleine's eighth birthday.
She attended the hour-long service while Mr McCann and their son Sean
stayed at home.
The McCanns, of Rothley, Leicestershire, are hoping the sale of the book
will raise '1m so they can continue to look for their missing daughter.
Mrs McCann's book will be on sale on May 12 - her missing
daughter Madeleine's eighth birthday. She is pictured here
with her youngest daughter Amelie going to the Church of the
Sacred Heart in their hometown
In the book, Mrs McCann details the moments before Madeleine went
missing and includes how she and Mr McCann had spent the night before
the four-year-old went missing.
She said that day, May 2, was the last happy day the entire family spent
In an extract the former GP explains how she and her husband prepared
dinner for the children and got them ready for bed before they headed
out for tapas at 8.30pm with friends at the hotel restaurant.
Missing: Madeleine has still not been found four years after
she disappeared in the Algarve
She described the incident between her and Mr McCann as 'isolated' and
not reflective of their relationship as a couple.
However, she explains how every detail leading up to the disappearance
of her daughter is crucial.
The next day she recalled how Madeleine asked her why she didn't come
into the bedroom when she and her little brother Sean cried.
Puzzled by the statement, but not aware of its significance, the family
continued as normal.
'Within hours, however, this would seem hugely important; and so haunted
have I been ever since by Madeleine's words that I've continued to blame
myself for not sitting down and making completely certain there was no
more information I could draw out of her.'
Mrs McCann said she has images of her daughter etched in her mind and
will specifically remembered how beautiful Madeleine looked in an outfit
she was wearing that day at lunch.
Dressed in a peach-coloured smock top from Gap and some white
broderie-anglaise shorts, from Monsoon, she larked about and chatted
with her younger siblings.
Mrs McCann said she was striding ahead, swinging her arms backwards and
forwards. Soon afterwards at the toddler pool she took the last
photograph of her daughter.
The extract, published in the Sunday Times, also explains why the couple
chose to leave their children in the apartment rather than leave them at
a designated cr'he where children could be looked after from about
7.30pm till 11pm.
The McCann's were diligent about ensuring all three of their children
were in bed by the time it opened and decided to leave them in the
holiday apartment and check on them every half hour.
Taking it in turns, they would make the short journey from the
restaurant to where the children were sleeping and check on them.
It was Mrs McCann who first realised that Madeleine was missing.
At 10pm on the night her daughter went missing, Mrs McCann noticed that
the children's bedroom door was open.
After realising something was not right she check to see if all three of
the children were in bed.
Unable to make her daughter Madeleine out she went through to see if the
youngster had gone through to her parent's room.
Filled with terror, disbelief and fear she soon realised that Madeleine
was gone. The pink cuddle-cat toy and princess blanket still in the same
place they were when Mrs McCann kissed her children goodnight.
The book, which is 384-pages long, was written by Mrs McCann without the
help of a ghost-writer and is tipped to become a best-seller.
Madeleine was nearly four when she went missing while her family was on
holiday in the Algarve as her parents dined with friends nearby.
Despite a massive police investigation and world-wide publicity she has
not been found.
The Portuguese inquiry into her disappearance has not been active since
July 2008 but detectives working for the McCann's have continued their
search for the little girl.
Unity: The couple have remained together and are hoping the
sales from the book will raise money so they can continue
searching for Madeleine